(WATERTOWN, N.Y.) – The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. is proud to present its 6th Annual Posh Purse Palooza. This event will take place on Thursday, May 7, 2020, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Garland City Beer Works, 321 Howk St., Watertown.

As guests mingle, relax, and enjoy culinary delights they will bid on “stuffed” designer purses. Some purses are once loved and some are brand new…but all are filled with amazing goodies like jewelry, bottles of wine, cosmetics and scarves as well as gift certificates to restaurants, salons, wineries and more!

Posh selections include purses by Ralph Lauren, Kate Spade, Dooney & Bourke, Calvin Klein, Vera Bradley, Coach, Michael Kors, Anne Klein, Lafayette 148 New York, and more!

The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. and winners are revealed at 7:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided. WWNY 7News/Fox28 anchor Makenzie Piatt will serve as emcee for the evening. Cost is just $20 per person in advance or $25 at the door and will include hors d’oeuvres and bid number. Proceeds from this event support the programs of the VTC providing transportation to medical, dental and other life-sustaining health-related appointments throughout Northern New York.

Join us for the “can’t miss event” of the season by purchasing a ticket in advance at (315) 755-2918, visiting http://bit.ly/posh-purse-palooza-tickets or purchasing your ticket at the door.

Sponsors are being sought for this year’s event. Last year’s event was made possible by Diamond Sponsor – Carthage Area Hospital, Watertown Savings Bank and Fidelis Care; Platinum Sponsors – Pala Wood Services; Gold Sponsors –  Renzi Bros.; and Silver Sponsors – Black Horse Group LLC, Carthage Elks Lodge 1762, Carthage Savings and Loan, Logan’s Equipment Inc., and The Farm House Kitchen.

Last year’s event was a huge success, raising more than $7,000 for transportation programs.


The Volunteer Transportation Center, Inc. (VTC), established in 1991, drives thousands of miles each year assisting community members in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties. Over the last 20 years, this essential non-profit organization has provided rides to health care appointments, grocery shopping, and other destinations for residents.

In 2019, our volunteer drivers provided 30,356 charitable trips over 912,866 miles in Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties, an increase in miles of 17.47% over 2018. Of those miles, 424,290 originated in Jefferson County, 141,190 in Lewis County, and 347,386 in St. Lawrence County.

The staff, Board of Directors and volunteer drivers look forward to a time when transportation to community activities and services is accessible to all North Country residents regardless of economic or specialized needs. But for now the mission drives on — striving to provide transportation to health, wellness and critical needs destinations utilizing volunteers and mobility management for anyone who has barriers to transportation.

For more information about how you can help the Volunteer Transportation Center, about its upcoming events, or to become a volunteer driver, contact the agency at 315-788-0422. To learn more, visit www.VolunteerTransportationCenter.org.